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Oh. My. God.

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Earlier today, I served as the “young woman’s voice” in a panel of local experts at a Girl Scouts speaking event. One question for the panel was something to the effect of, "Should parents read their daughter’s texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?"

I was surprised when the first panelist answered the question as if it were about cyberbullying. The adult audience nodded sagely as she spoke about the importance of protecting children online.

I reached for the microphone next. I said, “As far as reading your child’s texts or logging into their social media profiles, I would say 99.9% of the time, do not do that.”

Looks of total shock answered me. I actually saw heads jerk back in surprise. Even some of my fellow panelists blinked.

Everyone stared as I explained that going behind a child’s back in such a way severs the bond of trust with the parent. When I said, “This is the most effective way to ensure that your child never tells you anything,” it was like I’d delivered a revelation.

It’s easy to talk about the disconnect between the old and the young, but I don’t think I’d ever been so slapped in the face by the reality of it. It was clear that for most of the parents I spoke to, the idea of such actions as a violation had never occurred to them at all.

It alarms me how quickly adults forget that children are people.

Apparently people are rediscovering this post somehow and I think that’s pretty cool! Having experienced similar violations of trust in my youth, this is an important issue to me, so I want to add my personal story:

Around age 13, I tried to express to my mother that I thought I might have clinical depression, and she snapped at me “not to joke about things like that.” I stopped telling my mother when I felt depressed.

Around age 15, I caught my mother reading my diary. She confessed that any time she saw me write in my diary, she would sneak into my room and read it, because I only wrote when I was upset. I stopped keeping a diary.

Around age 18, I had an emotional breakdown while on vacation because I didn’t want to go to college. I ended up seeing a therapist for - surprise surprise - depression.

Around age 21, I spoke on this panel with my mother in the audience, and afterwards I mentioned the diary incident to her with respect to this particular Q&A. Her eyes welled up, and she said, “You know I read those because I was worried you were depressed and going to hurt yourself, right?”

TL;DR: When you invade your child’s privacy, you communicate three things:

  1. You do not respect their rights as an individual.
  2. You do not trust them to navigate problems or seek help on their own.
  3. You probably haven’t been listening to them.

Information about almost every issue that you think you have to snoop for can probably be obtained by communicating with and listening to your child.

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Harry Treadaway photographed by Fanny Latour-Lambert

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Preach

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jordanelse:


Badge displaying three phalli bearing a crowned vulva in a procession, 1375-1450, found in Brugge, Belgium.

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Badge displaying three phalli bearing a crowned vulva in a procession, 1375-1450, found in Brugge, Belgium.

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femininefreak:

Sex Education in American Public Schools

every one makes fun of New Jersey but it fucking rules

Wow, these graphs really put the lack of proper sex education in school into perspective. 

Say what you want about NJ, but we know our shit when it comes to sex. 

NJ all day motha fucka

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shady-brain-farm:

THIS IS NOT OKAY.
I don’t know whether this was anyone on Tumblr but it needs to be highlighted.
The people behind Welcome To Night Vale aren’t a big production company, they’re not very well known, they don’t make that much.
Putting their work on Youtube - and making money off it - is art theft.
Joseph Fink has shown that he’s not okay with this, so can we please respect his wishes?
Thank you.

shady-brain-farm:

THIS IS NOT OKAY.

I don’t know whether this was anyone on Tumblr but it needs to be highlighted.

The people behind Welcome To Night Vale aren’t a big production company, they’re not very well known, they don’t make that much.

Putting their work on Youtube - and making money off it - is art theft.

Joseph Fink has shown that he’s not okay with this, so can we please respect his wishes?

Thank you.

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birdhero:

i wonder if magic is real, but only in a really mundane way.

when i was little i could almost inerringly switch back to disney channel right as the ads ended when i was channel surfing.

maybe youve never accidentally crushed a ladybug underfoot. maybe your microwave popcorn never burns. maybe you can spin around lots and lots of times before you get dizzy.

is that magic??

honestly im not sure if these are magic or just small, invisible skills. im not sure which i like better.

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Jan van Huysum

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wickedtheory:

DEADPOOL - “Oh, F***K Me” (High Quality) - Here’s that test footage that has been popping up all over since it leaked at comic-con, featuring Ryan Reynolds as The Merc With The Mouth - in crisp, clear video! Looks so much better! Watch now before it gets taken down.

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pheromonerain:

Just wait for it.

fuck

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lavender brown gets more hate for how she handles unrequited romantic feelings than snape does and i find that incredibly disturbing

Also Cho Chang gets more hate for crying and grieving over the death of her boyfriend, than Snape does for literally abusing and terrorizing children because he couldn’t have Lily Evans. 

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